Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Myrica inodora Common Name Odorless Wax-Myrtle
Family MYRICACEAE Acronym OWMY
Description

Shrub or small tree with leaves alternate, hairless, not aromatic, slightly rolled under, glandular above and below, leaves 4-8 cm long and 2-3 cm broad; twigs smooth; flowers March; fruit wax coated, 6-7 mm.